[linux-elitists] Science Journals Suck (fwd)

Bulent Murtezaoglu bm@acm.org
Tue Jul 3 15:30:13 PDT 2001

EL's forwarded messages illustrates just one aspect of the reasons
why the transition will be slow.  There's a communication gap between 
people who are knowledgeable in the infrastructure technology and have
been successfully using the web as it's inventor had intended, and the
"masses" regardless of how otherwise well educated the masses are.

Speeding up the process will take some honest marketing probably.
Killer features (like the Amazon-style inference engine coupled to a 
variant of the advogato trust/credibility metric) that require massive
amounts of data and thus semi-open access might speed this up, however.
Anyway, we know breaking into colourful language won't help.  Maybe a 
better way to communicate the goings on in this list to others is a
short and non-offensive excerpt and a pointer to the thread.



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